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  • Kanji Student Agda
    Embarrassing mistake you have made in spoken Japanese? Posted by: Agda 1 month ago

    This stands out 20 years later as my most embarrassing mistake. I still feel CRINGE to my toes when I remember this.

    I’d just arrived in rural southern Japan. In the village I was living in people openly gawped at me in the streets. They’d really never seen a foreigner.

    Sooooo a new colleague told me I should visit the village bakery because they made delicious food. I went to said bakery. Everyone stopped talking when I entered. I was browsing the produce and the owner asked me what kind of cakes I like.

    And this is what I said.

    うんこが大好き。

    Instead of あんこが大好き。

    The silence was something else.

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  • Luaxon
    Luaxon

    That's hilarious, yet very embarrassing! xD Did you correct yourself in the moment or did the owner know what you were trying to say?

    1 — 1 month ago
    • Agda

      Lucky me they told me straight away. I never made a mistake like that again. That was definitely my worst. Did you ever make a mistake with speaking Japanese? What was yours?

      0 — 1 month ago
  • Liam
    Liam

    I meant to say "I'm kidding" and I said くそ instead of うそ

    1 — 1 month ago
  • wesley
    Wesley

    I know how you feel. I made so many mistakes while I was in Japan. It's a normal thing. We learn from it right.

    1 — 2 months ago